Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

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Comedy comes to this year’s Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit thanks to the “Hey Ladies” comedy show. After first appearing at the American Black Film Festival (ABFF) and performing in its Comedy Wings Competition, funny ladies Amberia Allen, Zainab Johnson, and Hadiyah Robinson are ready to hit the stage at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort and Spa on March 4. Preparing to bring each of their unique, hilarious, smart takes on life to the final day of the Women of Power Summit, Black Enterprise introduces you to comedy’s up and coming game changers.

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Missy Elliott’s Emotional Super Bowl Return

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Missy Elliott had an emotional reaction to her Super Bowl halftime performance with Katy Perry. After Sunday’s game, the award-winning rapper wrote on Twitter, “I cried because I’ve been thru so much but I’m still here & thru the grace of God & u the fans believing in me I love y’all.”

She also thanked her “peers” for their outpouring of support and re-tweeted congratulatory messages from Busta Rhymes, Justin Timberlake, Kerry Washington, Lil’ Kim, Demi Lovato and Timabaland, among others.

Missy Elliott performed a medley of three of her hit songs, “Get Your Freak On,” “Lose Control” and “Work It” during Sunday’s performance.

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Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit

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 Black Enterprise’s Women of Power Summit is quickly approaching, and of all the empowering events you’ve ever attended, you’ve never experienced anything like this one. Heavyweights like Carla Harris of Morgan Stanley, and Judy Smith, the real life “fixer” who inspired Shonda Rhimes’ Scandal, will be delivering addresses sure to leave you amped and more equipped to be your best self. In a BE Twitter chat with Lisa Nichols, another keynote speaker, one of our editors Courtney Connley asked what attendees could expect from her at the event. Nichols assured, “to hold back nothing. to play full out. if you come empty, i’ll come full. i’ll leave you on fire for 2015!!! #BEWPS2015.” And anyone who follows Lisa Nichols knows that she always delivers. In case you need a little extra convincing, however, check out these additional six reasons you just have to be at Women of Power Summit 2015.

 

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Show ‘Em Who’s Boss: Rihanna Wins TOPSHOP Lawsuit

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After months of court appearances, rebuttals and appeals, British Retailer, TOPSHOP is left to bite the BadGal’s bullet.

Back in July of 2013 Rihanna sued TOPSHOP’s parent company, Arcadia, after outputting a sleeveless t-shit with her image printed on it. The image was taken by a free-lance photographer while she was one set for a video she was filming in Northern Ireland back in 2011.

Even though the image was not licensed to the celebrity, courts ruled in her favor and decided that it was unlawfully to use her image on their merchandise. Judge Mr Justice Birss ruled that a “substantial number” Rihanna fans and loyalist were more than likely deceived into buying the T-shirt because of a “false belief” it had been approved and licensed by the singer. Judges ruling in the case claimed that the retailer was, “an act of passing off,” insinuating intentional wrong doing.

Rihanna’s team also strategically argued the conflicting competition this t-shirt brought to her own clothing line, River Island, which launched the Spring before the lawsuit dropped. WELL PLAYED RIH -RIH.

Time and time again, Rihanna shows us that she is not one to play with.

 

 

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